Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - This is Just a Test!

Real Estate Agent with C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 NJ RE 0573010

On Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 2pm Eastern (1400 for those familiar with 24 hour time) FEMA will conduct a Nationwide TEST of the Emergency Broadcast System.

This is the 1st test of the system across the entire nation. It will be similar to the tests we've seen & hear for years, but it is the first nationwide test. Mosty will see or hear the usual test preamble, but it is expected that some areas will not see the TEST ribbon on the TV screen or may not properly be advised verbally on local radio stations.

The system has been used regionally & locally by NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Association) and State agencies. The President can also activate this system nationwide if needed.

FEMA (and other agencies) have produced videos to help get the word out.

This is the English and Sign version.

This is a Spanish version.


Please pass the word on to your family, friends and clients. This is ONLY A TEST!


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Bruce Kunz, Sales Associate, ePro.

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Emily Medvec Qualifying Broker
Hello Realty Partners - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Bruce, thank you for your comment on my post about social networking today. Reading this post I could not help but wonder when FEMA will begin to use more of the communicative new technologies...a tweet goes viral faster than a nationwide TV/radio broadcast in only two languages.

Dec 27, 2011 11:59 PM #9
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Bruce, thanks for stopping by my featured post about a crack in a basement wall.  Wishing you much happiness and much success in 2012.

Jan 03, 2012 04:55 PM #10
Marge Piwowarski
Phoenix AZ Horse Property - Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix AZ Horse Property, LLC

Bruce, We really need to convince you to post more often!  Thanks for stopping by a post of mine and we hope to see more of you. 

Jan 13, 2012 04:30 PM #11
John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty * - Albuquerque, NM, Albuquerque Homes Realty

Bruce better late than never in my response to you.  Good job on passing along the Emergency Broadcast Testing.  I was at work with buyers that day and missed all the doings.  Wrote a contract without incident and all was well with the world.  Best regards to you and hope you enjoy an awesome day my friend.

Jan 17, 2012 08:40 AM #12
Joni Bailey
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

YIKES! I was thinking "HOW does he know about this already, and I will forget for sure!" LOL! It was a late night blonde moment! Hope you enjoyed a laugh at my expense!! :))

Aug 09, 2012 01:56 PM #13
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Bruce - a very interesting and informative post. I guess it would be good to put it in my Google calendar since I will never remember otherwise :)

Aug 09, 2012 09:42 PM #14
Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

Hi Joni! Thanks for stopping by. Not your fault at all - I need to post more so you're not seeing such outdated things...


Aug 09, 2012 10:26 PM #15
Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

Toni: This was supposed to have been a big deal, but I don't think most even knew it happened. Thanks for stopping by!


Aug 09, 2012 10:28 PM #16
Larry Lawfer
YourStories Realty Group - Newton, MA
"I listen for a living." It's all about you.

I, for one, climbed under the closest school desk I could find and covered my head with my arms just like we were taught during the "red scare" of the 50-60's.  This is the part of our government that is set up to help us in emergencies.

Aug 12, 2012 11:15 PM #17
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Thanks for the heads up. I did miss this. I so rarely listen to the radio or have the TV on.

Aug 24, 2012 02:04 AM #18
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Gee, I knew nothing about this. Weird. But, then I too am on the West Coast where nothing happened. ( I used to have to do these little area alerts during my radio days...always drove me crazy. ) Ha ha.

Aug 29, 2012 07:03 AM #19
Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
Our Family Wants To Help Your Family!

Yes Bruce you definitely would want to know its just a test. Pretty scary otherwise.

Sep 06, 2012 10:45 AM #20
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

News to me Bruce...this is good to know about and thanks for sharing.

Sep 06, 2012 11:55 AM #21
John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty * - Albuquerque, NM, Albuquerque Homes Realty

Good morning Bruce .... Wanted to swing back by and thank you for your support in the Rain my friend.  Hope you enjoy a productive week in all you do.

Sep 17, 2012 03:24 AM #22
Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

WOW, Thanks to ALL who have stopped by!  I appreciate it and am humbled as well.


Sep 17, 2012 03:45 AM #23
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Bruce, also stopping by to thank you for your support - and hope you begin writing again :)


Sep 19, 2012 11:27 AM #24
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

It has been a LONG time since you last blogged.............about time again, eh?

Sep 22, 2012 06:30 AM #25
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Bruce, we do need to have tests every so often, so when an emergency does arise, people are ready for it !

Oct 06, 2012 10:13 AM #26
John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty * - Albuquerque, NM, Albuquerque Homes Realty

Hi Bruce... It's been a while since I've seen you in the Rain.  Thought I'd drop by and wish you and yours a Merry Christmas a little early my friend.

Dec 05, 2012 10:06 AM #27
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Bruce -- being prepared is important so tests such as these are quite valuable.   

Dec 21, 2012 06:27 AM #28
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